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HB 3 - Restrictions on Governor Pardons - Key Vote

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES THREE-FIFTHS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME ENACTED.

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Constitutional Amendment - Amendment Sent To Committee (Senate) - (Key vote)
Constitutional Amendment - Amendment Adopted (House) (71-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Restrictions on Governor Pardons

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill limiting the pardon powers of governors.

Highlights:
- Prohibits governors from pardoning themselves [sec 1]. - Requires the pardoned to provide written notice of acceptance or rejection [Sec 1]. - Necessitates the filing of an application by individuals convicted of an offense before a pardon may be granted [sec 1]. - Requires ratification by the citizens of Kentucky [sec 2]. - Requires that an individual must be charged with, convicted of or liable for an offense before applying for a pardon [sec. 2].
Constitutional Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Restrictions on Governor Pardoning

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